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Mini Candy Cane Parfaits Aren't Just the Cutest, They're the Yummiest Too!

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No effort required in this this holiday inspired dessert. A few minutes and you’ll have a whole fleet of parfaits ready to be delivered to all the good girls and boys in your life!

Candy cane flavor is everywhere, never has a shortcake been so refreshing! These crazy yummy parfaits can be gifted or just gobbled up right away! Simply slap the mason jar lid on and refrigerate or get a spoon and dive in!


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 box angel food cake
  • 15-20 candy canes


  1. Add whipping heavy cream, powdered sugar and peppermint extract in a medium sized bowl and whip together with a hand mixer until cream turns into heavy peaks. Add to a piping bag and chill until ready to assemble parfaits.
  2. Add candy canes to a plastic zipper bag, seal and crush them by hitting them gently with the back of a large spoon or meat mallet.
  3. Slice angel food cake into 1/4 inch slices and use a small cookie cutter to cut small circles out of the cake slices.
  4. Now you're ready to layer the dessert. Start by adding crushed candy canes to the bottom of the parfait cup. Then add a layer of peppermint whipped cream, more crushed candy canes, the angel food cake and top with whipped cream
  5. Break a red candy stick in half and place in the whipped cream. Sprinkle more crushed candy canes over the parfait before serving. Keep chilled until ready to serve.